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Parliament received 1 357 petitions during the European election year, marking an 11% increase from 2018, according to annual report.

On Tuesday, Parliament approved a series of recommendations to combat homelessness and end housing exclusion in the EU.

Homeless people and people in precarious housing situations face particular risk due to COVID-19, warn members of the Committee on Petitions.

The pandemic has restricted the right to free movement of citizens within the EU internal borders, especially affecting those living in border regions and cross border workers.

The European Parliament received 1 357 petitions during the European election year, marking an 11,23 % increase from 2018.

On Thursday, MEPs will assess ways to tackle the effects of COVID-19 on EU citizens’ rights, with Commissioner Reynders, Ombudsman O’Reilly and civil society representatives.

On Wednesday, the Committee on Petitions will host a workshop on the New Disability Rights Strategy for 2021 - 2030 with Commissioner Dalli and EU Ombudsman O'Reilly.

On Thursday, the organisers of “Minority Safepack” presented their objectives at a hearing organised by the Civil Liberties, Culture and Petitions committees.

Ministers are outlining the priorities of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU to parliamentary committees, in a series of meetings.

COVID-19 has exacerbated persistent segregation and discrimination against persons with disabilities, exposing flaws in support systems, healthcare and education.